Story Of Yanxi Palace actor Lawrence Wong on best behaviour

Singapore actor Lawrence Wong, who plays the role of imperial guard Hai Lan Cha in the mega-hit Story of Yanxi Palace, talks about coping with fame, being a foreign actor in China and whether he plans to return home.

Lawrence Wong, who acted in hit Chinese drama Story Of Yanxi Palace, says he has to watch what he does now as he gets recognised everywhere

Malaysia-born Singapore actor Lawrence Wong has to constantly remind himself to be on his best behaviour in public, now that he is getting recognised everywhere he goes.

Ever since he played the memorable supporting role of kind-hearted imperial guard Hai Lan Cha in the mega-hit Chinese palace television drama Story Of Yanxi Palace (2018), his life has been turned upside down.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'Actor on best behaviour'. Print Edition | Subscribe